How to Play Cricket - Sir Don Bradman

How to Play Cricket

All of Bradman's essential instructions on batting, grip, the different strokes, bowling, fielding and running between the wickets is provided in clear and concise detail in his delightful writing style.

'In this book I have advocated what I conscientiously believe to be the best and most effective method of playing the game and as far as possible I play 100 per cent along the lines set out in the book. Herein you will find no difficult scientific explanations. I have purposely avoided them. Practical common sense in one's play is very often more effective than any textbook can be.'

The book includes the original stop-motion photographs which show the strokes and positions of Bradman's own game.

Book Review

'How to Play Cricket is a compact presentation of Bradman's idea of cricket with dedicated chapters discussing various aspects of the game. The book provides an insight into the technical details concerning batting, bowling, fielding and also running between the wickets. There is a superb chapter on selecting a bat and preparing the blade. It discusses the correct way of playing the game, so tellingly signified by Bradman.' — The Hindu


Sir Don Bradman (Born 27 August 1908-2001), is widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman in the history of the game. His career Test batting average of 99.94 is often cited as the greatest achievement in any major sport. The story of how young Bradman practiced with a cricket stump and a golf ball is part of cricketing folklore. He captained the Australian team for twelve years and did not loose a single rubber.

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